July 9, 2006

SC shakeup for Watson

Lansford Watson of Brooklyn Lincoln, N.Y., has received a lot of advice about his college recruitment, but perhaps the best was to expect the unexpected.


The 6-foot-4, 226-pound receiver/tight end thought he had a relatively good idea of the schools interested in him by the spring. Watson held offers from some of the east coast's elite programs, such as Florida, Florida State, Miami, and Penn State.


A recent scholarship offer from USC, however, has Watson mulling over his recruitment.


"I was really surprised when USC offered me," Watson said. "I'm so far away from them so I wasn't expecting it. But when I got the offer I was just really happy."


Watson described his recruitment as low-key, something that couldn't be said for the recruitment of his close friend and USC signee Vidal Hazelton.

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